StateWide Assistive Technology, Augmentative and Alternative Communication

The Colorado Department of Education’s school-based SWAAAC teams provide multidisciplinary Assistive Technology services to enable students with disabilities equal access to the curriculum and full participation in their education and classroom. There are over 60 participating school districts and 500 SWAAAC team members across the state of Colorado.

What's New?


Alexandria Loan Bank

SWAAAC is excited to announce the launch of the new Alexandria Loan Bank. Anyone is able to view the catalog and browse the hundreds of devices available through the SWAAAC Loan Bank. Find out more information on how to use the Alexandria Loan Bank here. To borrow a device from the Loan Bank, contact your district's Team Coordinator.


Santa's Little Hackers Make & Take

On October 7, 2015, Assistive Technology Partners and SWAAAC will be hosting a Santa's Little Hackers make and take. This 3 hour training is designed to teach participants the basics of switch adapting simple, battery operated toys. All tools, toys, materials, and instruction will be provided by MaxMods. Find out more information here. Register today, seats are limited!


More great resources from the 2015 SWAAAC Summer Symposium

The recent SWAAAC Summer Symposium (June 8th & 9th) featured over 20 sessions on a wide variety of topics. Feedback from our participants would suggest an extremely successful event thanks to the many presenters, exhibitors and volunteers. If you weren’t able to join us, check out a few of the hand-outs from trainers Chris Bugaj: Peeling Back the Layers of UDL (More Than One Way to Skin a Cat) and Diana Petschauer: Chrome as AT, Apps Across the Curriculum.


Check out these great resource materials from, Instructional Strategies for Implementing AT and AAC, presented by Tara Mason, PhD, TVI and Eileen Neilands, MA, CCC-SLP

The St. Vrain Valley School District has instituted an effective instructional sequence for implementing AT and AAC using research based AT practices and widely adopted standards of best practice such as the SETT Framework. During this session, participants learned the instructional cycle, evaluated methods for differentiation, and completed one case study.


Instructional Sequence Powerpoint
Assistive Technology Horizontal and Vertical Planning Template
Instructional Plan and Implementation Example
iPad Implementation Plan

Important Dates to Remember


Fall Advisory Committee Meeting
When: Monday, October 5, 2015
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: ATP Central Office


Fall Team Coordinator's Meeting
When: Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Anschutz Medical Campus - Academic Office Board Room


Santa's Little Hackers Make & Take
When: Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Morning Session: 9 am - 12 pm
Afternoon Session: 1 pm - 4 pm
Location: ATP Central Office

Find out more information here.
Register Today!

SWAAAC 101: AT & the Law, AT & the IEP, AT Assessment, AT & Transition
On-demand via online Moodle trainings